The land of 10,000 lakes is a magnificent combination of North Country forests, rivers and lakes where outdoor recreation is the focus of most, punctuated by the sophistication of a major urban center. "Hull Rust", in the Iron Range has been an operating mine since 1895. The port of Duluth is the region's center for domestic and foreign shipping on Lake Superior. The aerial lift bridge brings together a renovated waterfront and an active shipping port.
The Duluth Pack was patented in 1882 and is still made in Duluth. The boundary waters canoe wilderness area is a spectacular collection of lakes that brings thousands of paddlers to nearby Ely. Steger Mukluks was started by Patty Steger who was tired of having cold feet in a cold climate. The International Wolf Center brings an appreciation for the wildness of wolves. Fishing w/ Woody's Fairly Reliable Guide on Reindeer Lake.
Crossing the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River is a ritual of passage in Itasca State Park. In the little town of Dorsett, the restaurant capital of the world. In Hackensack, the Sweetheart Canoe Derby brings pros and amateurs into a windy competition. The Mall of America in Minneapolis draws over 40 million tourists each year to its mega-sized cornucopia of shopping, attractions, amusements and remarkable aquarium with the largest collection of sharks in captivity. In rural Minnesota, Ethanol production is an economic force. In Winona, Cathedral Crafts work diligently to disassemble, clean and repair old stained glass windows from churches around the nation."
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